Laying out the design for his Wave holster clip using blue layout fluid and a C-Thru ruler.

Adam laying out the design for his Wave holster clip using blue layout fluid and a C-Thru ruler.

In this Tested: One Day Build video, with Adam Savage and Will Smith, Adam decides to upgrade one of his Leatherman Wave cases with a belt-borne, one-finger-access clip holster. He decides to use a scrap piece of aluminum for the build. He also plans to upgrade his previous design of riveted leather straps for the belt holder with a holder cut directly from the aluminum itself.

Over the course of this 30 minute video, we learn a lot about basic metalworking techniques, some of the machines in Adam’s shop, specifics on things like using digital calipers, the Kant Twist t-clamps, and layout fluid for scribing your design. We also learn about the importance of strategizing your build steps when working on a project. And measuring a bazillion times before cutting.

Adam showing off the Sheer, Break, and Roll that he got from the Industrial Light & Magic model shop.

Adam showing off the Sheer, Break, and Roll that he got from the Industrial Light & Magic model shop.

The ending of this video came as something of a shock to me. Watch it to see what I mean. As I was looking at this project, flirting with the idea of trying it myself, I couldn’t help but thinking: “But mine would never come out right.” Watch the video and see what happens in Adam’s case.

Adam extolling the virtues of Kant Twist t-clamps.

Extolling the virtues of Kant Twist t-clamps.

You’ll also want to stick around for the bonus footage at very end where Adam plows his way through a 2 x 4 with the 2.5″ saw blade on the Wave. You won’t believe the short work he makes of that board. I was blown away and I own a Wave and already know how serious that saw blade can be. Try to guess how long it will take him and see how close you get.